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CTERA Networks and Arrow Sign Distribution Agreement to Provide Cloud-Enabled Storage Solutions in France and Benelux

Agreement fuels CTERA’s growth in the region, includes turnkey bundles for MSPs

Petach Tikva, Israel, and Palo Alto, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 – CTERA Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced an agreement with Arrow Electronics, making the CTERA solution portfolio available to Arrow’s reseller and managed service provider base across France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

CTERA provides a cloud storage platform that enables MSPs and enterprises to deploy cloud storage applications such as branch-level cloud storage gateways, secure enterprise file sync & share (EFSS) and hybrid backup. It utilizes underlying storage infrastructure from the likes of EMC and IBM, or IaaS providers such as Colt, which has datacenters in France and Benelux. CTERA is a recognized leader in the cloud storage enablement space, and was named a 2013 Cool Vendor in storage technologies by Gartner. Arrow ECS is a global provider of enterprise computing solutions and services, including infrastructure, servers, storage, software and virtualization for IT professionals and serves value-added resellers, ISVs and MSPs who sell infrastructure solutions based on innovative technologies from leading suppliers worldwide.

Under the distribution agreement, Arrow will offer CTERA’s platform to its network of channel partners. Arrow will also include CTERA’s solutions in its cloud marketplace ArrowSphere, which allows MSPs and resellers to provision cloud-based services from Arrow on demand, and easily transition their existing service to managed cloud services.

“Cloud services, and specifically cloud storage, have been a high-growth area in the French and Benelux markets,” said Jacques Assant, Services and Business Development Director, Western Region, Arrow ECS. “Due to the legal and regulatory environment, regional and country-specific clouds are emerging as the solution to address compliance concerns, and CTERA’s infrastructure-agnostic solution makes it a perfect match for our customers’ and partners’ needs.”

“We’ve seen cloud storage services really exploding in France and Benelux, driven by the demand for locally hosted, locally managed clouds.” said David Darmon, regional director, France and Benelux at CTERA Networks. “By collaborating with Arrow, a premier value-added distributor with a wide reseller and MSP channel base, we are better positioned to offer MSPs and VARs in this market the opportunity to quickly and efficiently launch cloud storage services, using proven technology from CTERA.”

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